With global indices battered, our chartist looks at the warning signs from Frankfurt.
The DAX updated (DBI:DAX)
A look at Germany from a big picture perspective appears justified as something is happening apparently.
It appears weakness now below 11,930 point should generate traffic downward to an initial 11,786 points.
While not a particularly impressive ambition, there's some quite dangerous potentials if 11,786 breaks.
Such a scenario allows travel down to 11,321 points.
While the visuals indicate some sort of bounce is probable at such a level, we suspect it will prove short lived as realistically the index will be trading in a region where a longer-term bottom is at 10,192 points.
This will break the uptrend since 2011, leaving the market open to some quite extreme behaviour if market conditions get really negative.
The blue downtrend appears to be presenting a sacred line the market is afraid to cross.
At present, the DAX needs above 12,475 to exceed this trend, launching into a region where 13,650 calculates as possible.
For now, we lack optimism.
Source: Trends and Targets Past performance is not a guide to future performance
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